“Water Baptism is an outward sign of an inward work.”
Baptism is an important step of obedience that shows others we have personally trusted Jesus for our salvation. When Christians are baptized, they are submerged under water to identify with the death and burial of Jesus and raised out of the water to identify with His resurrection. People often have questions regarding baptism: Why be baptized? Should I be baptized again? Please take a few minutes to read the following and build your faith about water baptism.
"Taking this step as a believer to be water baptized, made all the difference!"
- I Have Decided Participant
"I want to go public with my faith."
- Moses Wegner
"Jesus made saving repentance possible and He made baptism meaningful."
-- John H. Groberg -
Water Baptism Scriptures
“As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit – and teach them to obey everything that I have commanded you.’”
“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him together with all who were in his house. 33 And he took them that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household."
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
Water Baptism Teachings
The Big Reveal
God has called us to go public with our faith – so we can reveal and let the world know He is the real deal! Check out this message from Pastor DC called “The Big Reveal” - a great message in prep for the important step of water baptism.
John the Baptist
Repentance is a life giving word. It's the foundation. It aligns us with the heart of God so we can follow him - fully! Check out this message with a key lesson from "John The Baptist!"
If you are defining what your next step is in your walk with Christ, discover the key steps that will bring us into a more fulfilling life.
To Follow Jesus
What does it mean to follow Jesus? Find out in this message from Pastor Chris Hodges and our friends at Church of the Highlands!
What is Water Baptism?
What does water baptism symbolize for the believer? Check out this online resource for water baptism and learn more!
Water Baptism For Kids
If your child has accepted Jesus as their savior and is interested in baptism, check out this water baptism devotion for kids!